Inspired by a true story of a plastic surgeon who “perfected” his two daughters, Alison Mann’s The Surgeon’s Hands is a revelation: outlandish, comic and disturbing, and alarmingly close to reality.
The Surgeon wanted the perfect daughter, so he made her.
But is perfection truly achievable? Isn’t there always one more blemish, one more fault? Are there limits to our almost godlike ability to shape ourselves? And how does it impact our lives?
The Surgeon’s Hands was first produced by Blue Cow Theatre and premiered at Theatre Royal Backspace, Hobart on April 20, 2016.